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  • The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Raceby Stanley Crouch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288... more...

  • What Keeps Me Standingby Dennis Kimbro

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    In his previous bestsellers, Think and Grow Rich and What Makes the Great Great , Dennis Kimbro revealed the success secrets of highly touted entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, and Olympic athletes, as well as famous black Americans from George Washington Carver to Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns... more...

  • Forty Million Dollar Slavesby William C. Rhoden

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of... more...

  • Forty Minutes of Hellby Rus Bradburd

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    ?Nolan Richardson?s extraordinary life and success as the University of Arkansas? coach are an important chapter in the history of our country?s struggle for racial equality, with all the excitement of the Final Four. What an incredible journey!? ?President Bill Clinton   Forty Minutes of Hell by Rus Bradburd is an intricate exploration... more...

  • The Strange Career of the Black Athleteby Russell T. Wigginton

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 34.95

    Shows how sports have at times challenged racial mores yet at other times reinforced the status quo in this revealing historical group portrait of black athletes. more...

  • Autobiography of a Peopleby Herb Boyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 21.95

    Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience.  From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait: Benjamin Banneker... more...

  • Rebellion or Revolution?by Harold Cruse; Cedric Johnson

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    One of the leading writers of African American intellectual life in the second half of the twentieth century, Harold Cruse first came to international attention in 1967 with the publication of his influential and inflammatory book, The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual. This fiercely opinionated and deeply informed critique of both integrationism and... more...

  • Losing My Coolby Thomas Chatterton Williams

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95

    "A provocative, intellectual memoir" ( USA Today )-from a remarkable new literary voice. Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. For years, he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles, "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes... more...

  • All Aunt Hagar's Childrenby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker , the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever Returning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City , Jones has filled this new collection... more...

  • Rooted in the Earthby Dianne D. Glave

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    With a basis in environmental history, this groundbreaking study challenges the idea that a meaningful attachment to nature and the outdoors is contrary to the black experience. The discussion shows that contemporary African American culture is usually seen as an urban culture, one that arose out of the Great Migration and has contributed to international... more...